Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 43 OF 48
|Main Title||Studies of methanogenic bacteria in sludge /|
|Author||Smith, P. H.,|
|CORP Author||Florida Univ., Gainesville.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.|
|Publisher||Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.|
|Report Number||EPA-600/2-80-093; EPA-17070-DJV|
|Subjects||Anaerobic bacteria ; Sewage sludge|
|Additional Subjects||Bacteria, Anaerobic ; Sewage sludge ; Sludge ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Gases ; Methane ; Hydrogen ; Acetic acid ; Butyric acid ; Propionic acid ; Fatty acids ; Sludge digestion ; Organic acids ; Digestion|
|Collation||xii, 100 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
Methanogenic bacteria were isolated from mesophilic anaerobic digesters. The isolates were able to utilize H2 and CO2 acetate, formate and methanol, but were not able to metabolize propionate and butyrate. It was shown the propionate and butyrate are not substrates for methanogenic bacteria but are converted to hydrogen, carbon dioxide and acetate by a hydrogenic microflora. The reactions leading to methane were quantitatively analyzed. It was shown that acetate, propionate and butyrate metabolism were inhibited by hydrogen. The formation of acetate and propionate were shown to be rate limiting in the digestion process, and that sludge digestion was not inhibited by hydrogen under conditions of excess substrate.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-78). Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, submitted by the University of Florida, under grant no. Contract Number: 17070-DJV.
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